Monday, April 14, 2014

In the Galleries

Drawn In: New Art from WWII Camps at Rohwer and Jerome
Concordia Gallery
April 11 - August 23, 2014

This show features artwork created by people held in the Japanese American internment camps in Arkansas during World War II. The exhibition was inspired by the Butler Center's remarkable collection of art work from the camp at Rohwer, donated by Rosalie Santine Gould of McGehee, and by the extraordinary generosity of people who lived in the camps or had loved ones who did and wanted the Butler Center to have more art created at the camps at Rohwer and Jerome. People with a personal connection to the camps were deeply moved by the existence of the collection and by the Butler Center's public exhibitions of camp materials and want as wide an audience as possible to know about this chapter of Arkansas and U.S. history.

Detachment: Work by Robert Reep
Loft Gallery
April 11 - July 24, 2014

Detachment is an exhibition of mixed media collage by Robert Reep, a Little Rock artist and owner of Chroma Gallery. Reep describes his artwork as "spirited and sophisticated artifacts that reflect [his] curiosity, emotion and enthusiasm for the inventory and activity of daily life."

Southern Voices
Butler Center West Gallery
March 14 - May 24, 2014

Southern Voices features contemporary textile works related to the folk art quilt tradition. This show is the regional exhibition of the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibition, professional development, documentation, and publications. SAQA defines an art quilt as "a creative visual work that is layered or stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure." SAQA was founded in 1989 by a group of 50 artists and now has over 3,000 members.

An Exhibition of the Arkansas Printmakers Association
Butler Center Galleries
March 14 - June 28, 2014

This show features prints in a variety of artistic media by members of the Arkansas Printmakers Association (ASP). Artists whose work will be shown include Robert Bean, Win Bruhl, Warren Criswell, Debi Findley, Melissa Gill, Diane Harper, Neal Harrington, Stephanie Kosakowski, Evan Lindquist, Dominique Simmons, Tom Sullivan, David Warren, Jorey May Greene, and Jane Watson.

ASP is a community of artists, art collectors, and supporters of the art of printmaking. Its mission is to generate greater excitement and appreciation for printmaking as a unique art form in Arkansas. ASP strives to maintain the integrity and identity of printmaking among artists by sharing skills and knowledge and thereby encouraging excellence in the field. ASP members facilitate community-based workshops, demonstrations and events, thereby increasing community awareness and access to prints and printmaking processes.


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